Grants

Helping farmers, grocers and families thrive in rural New Hampshire

Double Up Food Bucks (Double Up), a signature program of Fair Food Network, helps those in need get access to healthy, nutritious food. Double Up matches SNAP (or food-stamp) dollars spent on fresh fruits and vegetables. As part of its work supporting this growing national field, Fair Food Network is sharing tools, lessons learned, and […]

The potential impacts of proposed SNAP eligibility and work requirement changes on food insecurity

The New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute’s new analysis, The Potential Impacts of Proposed SNAP Eligibility and Work Requirement Changes on Food Insecurity, reviews the current success of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the risks posed, especially to children, by these proposed federal policy changes. SNAP provides tens of thousands of Granite Staters with means […]

Case study: A Community Comes Together to Protect its Children

MANCHESTER N.H. — Police departments throughout the country respond to thousands of troubling incidents at residences each year where young children are present. These include domestic violence situations, overdoses, sexual assaults and suicide threats. A growing body of evidence indicates that children exposed to prolonged and excessive traumatic experiences like these may suffer life-long effects. […]

Investing in children: Double Up Food Bucks Adds Produce to the Menu for Low-Income Families

  Stretching a monthly budget for groceries can be a challenge for many families, but for beneficiaries of the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) it is especially tough. Families that use SNAP often have to forgo buying fresh, nutritious local produce as it can be financially out of reach after buying other food staples […]

2019 Call for Fall Grant Applications

The New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation grant application process is now open for the following funding priorities: Promote oral health for children through age five and pregnant women  Prevent childhood obesity with a focus on children through age five Reduce food insecurity Requests for single year projects up to $20,000, and multi-year requests up to […]

Foundation Awards $600,000 in Spring Grant Round

The New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation recently awarded grants to eight projects designed to improve children’s health. Recipients include Catholic Charities/NH Food Bank, Fair Food Network, Gather, Grow Nashua, UNH Sustainability Network, North Country Health Consortium and UNH Institute for Health Policy and Practice. The Foundation also selected its first strategic grantmaking partner, the UNH […]

Addressing the shortage of oral health care in Northern NH

Innovative program brings dental care directly to children A “portable” dental program operated by a nonprofit organization has innovated the delivery of preventive dental care to vulnerable children in the least populated and most remote region of the Granite State. Dubbed the “Molar Express,” the program has been providing oral health care to North Country […]

Mapping the Food Landscape in New Hampshire

Even in a relatively well-off state like New Hampshire, food insecurity—the lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life—affects about one in ten residents. With support from the New Hampshire Children’s Health Foundation, the UNH Carsey Institute for Public Policy has published a new research brief that assesses New Hampshire’s food […]

Union Leader: NH Voices: Gail Garceau — With school out, we need safe routes for children

WITH SCHOOLS SOON to be out for the summer, it’s important for us all to remember to be on heightened alert for young children while driving — particularly through areas where kids will be traveling to get to parks and playgrounds. Unfortunately, walking and bicycling routes to playgrounds often have safety gaps that make it […]